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Product Number: 71201

Swamp Milkweed

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Asclepias incarnata

 

The 5' tall plants produce interesting two tone clusters of pink to purple blooms that have a light vanilla scent, are 2" across and beloved by butterflies.   40 seeds 

PLANTING

Perennial,  zone 3-8

Germination: 14-30 days

Seed Planting Depth:on surface, press in and cover lightly

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks; then provide 65-75 degree soil temperatures until germination. Sow outdoors in early spring or early fall, spacing 5-10 seeds every 12". 

Height and Width: 4-5' x 2-3'

Spacing:18-24"

Light  Needs:  Full sun to light shade

Soil Needs:  Average to rich and wet 

Approximate days to flower from seed:Blooms in the second year, mid to late summer

Uses: Wildflower and cottage gardens, cut flower, deer resistant, attracts butterflies and beneficials

Caution:young shoots,roots and seeds pods are harmful if ingested raw

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06/19/2016
Phyllis Schulte

"Mystery Milkweed"

I call this "mystery milkweed" as it has very little information associated with the seed. I have started this plant from seed and have been very successful with germination (after cold stratification) and with seedlings. The plant description does not state if it is an annual or perennial nor does it give the botanical name. I did have it overwinter in my zone 5 garden this past year. I do love this plant and it has done well, but I would really love to know more about it.

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